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TOPSY TURVEY, set in the captivating surroundings of Wooler

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights


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About the property

Recently restored and renovated house, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bath/Shower Rooms, Max No 4

The Property

Recently restored and renovated, the delightfully named Topsy Turvey is a stunning fusion of old and new, set in the captivating surroundings of the Glendale Valley overlooking the Cheviot Hills. Originally an old farm bothy, the property has been carefully redeveloped to create a bright contemporary living space with wonderful views across open countryside.

The main living accommodation sits on the first floor and has been cleverly designed to create a deceptively generous open-plan space which exudes warmth and tranquility. With a high dormered ceiling, oak wooden floors and comfortable sofas set against a light-filled backdrop it provides the perfect spot to unwind and relax. A glazed door from the first floor living area leads out to quirky stone steps down to a large garden area which is fully enclosed for the safety of children and dogs.

A modern fully equipped kitchen includes a dining space for four guests, and a velux window is perfectly positioned for a spot of star gazing! Two well-presented en suite bedrooms sit on the ground floor of the property and a good sized utility room is ideal for the storage of outdoor kit.

The cottage is fully fitted with state-of-the-art eco-friendly technology including an air source heat system with underfloor heating and therma-fleece insulation, ensuring that guests are kept warm even on the chilliest of days.

The property can also be let in conjunction with two nearby properties, The Smithy (sleeps 2) and The Dovecot (sleeps 8+2) for larger parties wishing to holiday together.

Activities and Attractions

The cottage is set close to a working farm and is just half-a-mile from the attractive market town of Wooler which offers a good range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, including the super ‘Breeze’ art gallery which incidentally serves a fine coffee and light lunch! The highly regarded ����Gear for Girls’ outdoor/sportswear retailer is based on the main street (you may have spotted them on-line), and ‘The Good Life Shop’ is a wonderful deli selling cheeses, cured meats and health foods. More extensive shopping is available in the historic towns of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Alnwick and Kelso which are all within an easy half-hour drive.

The property is perfectly placed for exploring the wider area, and its position at the foot of the Cheviot Hills makes it a superb spot for walking, cycling and enjoying the great outdoors. The outstanding countryside around Turvelaws Farm offers gentle walks in scenic surroundings, however more challenging hiking can be found amidst the stunning scenery of the National Park. St. Cuthbert’s Way passes through this area, the 62 mile walk from Melrose Abbey to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, or you can enjoy nearby walks to Linhope Spout and Routin Linn with their fantastic waterfall picnic spots. For cycling and mountain biking, there are extensive routes and trails nearby for family-friendly recreation, including bike hire available locally. For more challenging terrain, the Pennine Cycleway passes just outside the door making it an ideal stop-off for those embarking on the full route - an ideal retreat for resting tired legs at the end of the day.

Horse riding is available locally at nearby Kimmerston, and fishing is available on the River Till or Wooler Water nearby. Both have good runs of sea-trout and salmon throughout the season as well as good numbers of grayling and brown trout. For golf enthusiasts, Wooler has its own 9 hole course with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside whilst Goswick, Bamburgh, Dunstanburgh and Alnmouth are all within easy driving distance. For something a little different, gliding can be arranged through the Borders Gliding Club or perhaps take a trip in a Hot Air Balloon - incredible experiences never forgotten.

The property lies within half an hour's drive of Northumberland's magnificent coastline, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just perfect for rest or play. One of our favourite spots is Bamburgh Beach with miles of pristine sand nestled behind huge sand dunes and overlooked by the impressive Bamburgh Castle. Finally why not head home via The Barn at Beal, a coffee shop and restaurant in a spectacular location overlooking the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve and sample some of the finest local produce on offer there.


First Floor

Open plan kitchen/dining/living space includes fully equipped kitchen with dining space for 4 guests. Living space includes two comfortable double sofas, TV, DVD and CD player and a small s

Upstairs cloakroom.

Ground Floor

Entrance hall.

Bedroom one with double bed and en suite shower room.

Bedroom two with double or twin bed with en suite bathroom.

Good sized utility room.


Large, fully enclosed garden for the safety of children and dogs. BBQ area. Private parking.

Guest Amenities

Heating available throughout property.

Wi fi.

Bed linen and towels included.

A small welcome pack of basic provisions is supplied.

Guest information pack included.

A tennis court with ball machine is available for use by guests but own racquets are required. A LTA Licensed CCA Tennis Coach is available for private booking.


Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at an additional cost of £25 per dog.


The property can be let on a self-catering basis, or part or fully catered options can be arranged including a pre-arrival shop if desired or a homemade meal delivery service.


The property sits close to a working farm but is set in an outlying location offering guests complete privacy. The owners live nearby and are extremely happy to help guests with any questions or information regarding local amenities and activities.

More Details

Property Manager
Emma Crabtree
Speaks English, French
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
7 November, 2016




Prices & Availability

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Wooler in North East England

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming

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